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By Jonathan Balofsky On 17 May, 2017 At 07:00 AM | Categorized As News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Natsume sent out the following

 

In celebration of Harvest Moon’s 20th anniversary, Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, and Rising Star Games, European video game publisher and long-standing partner of Natsume, today announced an all-new title, Harvest Moon: Light of Hope. The new game will encompass twenty years of spirit that has made the franchise what it is today, and will be available on Nintendo Switch, Steam, and PlayStation 4! This is the first time the Harvest Moon brand will be on Steam and the Nintendo Switch. The title will be playable on both Switch and PC in the Natsume booth at E3 2017 in South Hall, Booth 2047 in June.

In Harvest Moon: Light of Hope, players begin the game as they set out looking for a fresh start and new surroundings. During their voyage, their ship is hit by a monsoon and goes down. As they drift into a small harbor town, now in a shambles from the storm, it will be up to the player to help rebuild the town and save the lighthouse…but it won’t be easy! Nevertheless, with some hard work growing crops, tending livestock, and gathering materials for repairs, players will be able to make new friends, start a family, revive the lighthouse, and save the town!

Harvest Moon: Light of Hope will set itself apart from other Harvest Moon titles with its depth, including a robust story and clear-cut goals,” said Hiro Maekawa, President & CEO of Natsume.  “We set out to create a SNES-style nostalgic game with deep and meaningful characters and events, and we are excited to have our fans play it at E3 and tell us what they think!”

“Partnering with Natsume for over a decade, we’ve been delighted to bring the joyful gameplay of Harvest Moon to fans in Europe and beyond”, said Martin Defries, Managing Director, Rising Star Games. “We are excited to be part of the unveiling of Harvest Moon: Light of Hope at E3″.

As part of the year-long 20th anniversary celebration, Natsume has also unveiled the re-release of Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition and Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland for the PlayStation 4, and Harvest Moon 64 for the Nintendo Wii U. Rising Star Games, in cooperation with Natsume, announced its first ever app for smart devices, Harvest Moon Lil’ Farmers. The history of the franchise can be seen at a new site with official release dates, artwork, box art, and interesting trivia. http://www.natsume.com/current_game/games/hm20th/index.html

 

 

While Natsume’s recent games in the Harvest Moon series have been somewhat lacking, this one sounds very promising. A SNES style game for nostalgic fans certainly sounds appealing, so hopefully the product is a good one. It would be nice to see Natsume’a take on the series do well and be received warmly.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 28 Mar, 2017 At 12:54 PM | Categorized As News, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Natsume sent out the following

 

 

Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, today announced that Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition isnow available for the PlayStation 4. Continuing in a series of surprises celebrating the series’ 20th anniversary, the new edition of the popular PlayStation 2 game, now digitally available on the PS4, will feature trophies, enhanced graphics, and more. Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition is available starting today, digitally for the PlayStation 4 in both North America and Europe. This unique and story driven favorite isn’t all Natsume has in store for the 20th anniversary – classic delights, special announcements, and more are still yet to come throughout 2017!

“We have always been proud supporters of programs like the Classics on the PlayStation Network that allows players to visit, or revisit, classic titles, including many Harvest Moon games,” said Hiro Maekawa, President & CEO of Natsume. “Whether you have been a fan for many years or are new to the franchise, we love giving back to our loyal Harvest Moon community and giving them the opportunity to experience their favorite games all over again or for the very first time!”

Harvest Moon: A Wonderful LifeSpecial Edition spans a lifetime on the farm, and follows the drama that goes with it. Not only must players build and successfully run a farm, but they must also build a successful life with family and friends! What sort of life will you live?

  • Cultivate your own seed varieties into the best produce available!
  • Pick out the right friends — the ones you keep into adulthood will influence your child’s career and future!
  • Find, choose, and charm potential bachelorettes for marriage!
  • Create hybrid vegetables, raise cattle and sheep, and build a money-making ranch!
  • Upgraded graphics and trophies found only on PS4!

As part of the year-long 20th anniversary celebration, Natsume has also unveiled a new site dedicated to the many games of the Harvest Moon series.  With official release dates, artwork, box art, and quirky trivia, it’s a treasure trove for Harvest Moon lore aficionados along with those looking to learn a little more about the series: http://www.natsume.com/current_game/games/hm20th/index.html

Harvest Moon is a truly beloved series. Will you be buying the game on PS4? Let us know.

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 20 Feb, 2017 At 11:34 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Harvest Moon 64 was a game that was thought to be impossible to emulate according to Natsume, hence why it couldn’t come to the virtual console. However, things have now changed with that regard.

North America and Europe will receive the game on the virtual console this week.. This is especially notable for Europe, as they never received the game to begin with. Since this was a game that was said to be impossible to emulate, this raises  possibilities for other games likewise thought impossible to emulate. Hopefully now people will try to bring some of those games to modern systems.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Aug, 2016 At 08:22 PM | Categorized As News, Nintendo 3DS, Portable/Mobile Gaming, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Natsume sent out the following today

 

Pre-Order A Cute Plush Bluebird or An
Adorable Plush Bobcat!

Burlingame, CA. – Aug. 18,
2016 – Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher
of family-oriented video games, has announced today special bundles that
will be available this fall for Harvest Moon: Skytree
Village, the all-new Harvest Moon title for the Nintendo
3DS coming this October! The special bundles include a 5-inch custom
Bluebird plush and a 12-inch Bobcat plush. Fans will be able to
pre-order the bundles from the Natsume Amazon Store in the near
future.

The special bundles will include the
following:

Harvest Moon®: Skytree
Village Bluebird
Bundle

For a suggested retail price of $39.99 USD,
players will receive a retail copy of Harvest Moon: Skytree
Village with a limited edition 5″ plush Bluebird. Now have your
very own source of Blue Feathers!

Harvest Moon®: Skytree
Village Premium Bobcat
Bundle

For a suggested retail price of $49.99,
fans will receive a retail copy of Harvest Moon: Skytree Village with a
premium 12″ Bobcat. This is the purr-fect pet!

“Harvest Moon fans not only love our high
quality Harvest Moon titles, but also love collecting the charming plush
we have produced over the years,” said Hiro Maekawa, President & CEO
of Natsume. “Any fan of the series knows that the blue feather plays a
key role in the Harvest Moon world, so having a bluebird will be a
must-have item for any Harvest Moon fan! And the Bobcat is a fantastic
addition to the larger plush collections we introduced a few years
ago.”

In addition, Harvest Moon: Skytree Village
will also be able to be purchased without the plushes at participating
retailers or Nintendo’s eShop for $29.99 USD.  Currently, Gamestop
is accepting pre-orders for the title.

About Harvest Moon: Skytree
Village (Nintendo 3DS)

Times have changed in the land known as the
Oasis of the Harvest Goddess. Many people used to live in Skytree
Village, and the land was lush and green. However, the power of the
Harvest Goddess gradually began to wane, and the land became parched and
dry.

With a completely new story, players will
be challenged to restore the seven legendary Skytrees that make the town
so iconic and bring power and prosperity to the land around them.
Along the way, they’ll meet a new cast of characters (with a few
returning familiar faces!), alongside a brand new art style, new
character models, and more.

With user-friendly tutorials, players will
immediately be able to jump into the thick of things, customizing their
farm by raising and lowering the land, creating rivers, ponds, and more.
Upgraded tools will assist farmers in shaping the land more efficiently,
and afterwards they can kick back and relax in their boat to do a spot
of fishing! It won’t be long before they’ll need to weigh anchor to care
for their newest herd animal: the Poitou donkey!

Key Features of Harvest Moon:
Skytree Village:

Play as a boy or a girl, woo bachelors and
bachelorettes, and start a family!
Completely new story with tons of
interesting new characters.
New crops and flowers to
discover
New fishing mechanics: expand waterways and
catch rarer fish
A full town with many residents, each with
their own personalities and quirks.

Players can follow the latest news for all
of the beloved Natsume franchises at www.natsume.com and
by scooping all of the latest Natsume updates, contests, screen shots
and more at www.natsume.com/facebook and www.twitter.com/natsume_inc.

This is cool news for fans of the Harvest Moon series and hopefully the game does well when it is released.